A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts.
Construction work started this morning on a £150m casino, hotel, cinema and shopping complex at the NEC.
The 2012 Clothes Show Live opens at the NEC in Birmingham today with a number of stars making appearances.
A memorabilia show is taking place this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham. Items for sale include wrestling merchandise, Elvis Presley records and classic comics. Celebrities at the event include cast members from Only Fools and Horses, Dr Who and Star Wars.
The Footman James Classic Motor Show comes to the NEC today.
There will be over 1,500 cars and 300 motorbikes on display across 11 halls.
Visitors will get a chance to see James Bond's DB5, alongside Del Boy's Reliant from the TV Show 'Only Fools and Horses', and the Italian Job Minis.
A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital after falling from a coach which was travelling on the M42.
It's believed the woman fell from the vehicle's emergency exit onto the motorway near the NEC in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to junction 6 of the motorway shortly after 11:00pm last night.
An ambulance service spokesman said the woman had suffered a serious head injury.
Thousands of people from around the world are descending on Birmingham this weekend as a cake show opens at the NEC.
The show, Cake International, was opened today by television personality Anthea Turner.
Show organisers say there has been a 70% increase in the number of tickets sold over its 18 years of running.
The show will include celebrity chefs giving cooking demonstrations and over 100 exhibitors showcasing cake decorating sugarcraft supplies from around the world.
For more information see the Cake International website.
A multi-million pound fleet of environmentally-friendly buses powered by landfill-produced gas will be unveiled today at this year's Bus Expo Show at The NEC in Birmingham.
Arriva buses says the MAN EcoCity gas engine buses will be introduced at the start of next year.